How Are SQL Server Tools Licensed?
Let’s look at a few community-oriented tools and how they’re licensed. Ola Hallengren’s License: Free as in Speech Ola’s license is short and to the point: the code is free as in speech. Can I edit the scripts? Yes, but according to the copyright, you have to include Ola’s copyright in your copies. That’s a tough one to enforce, but what Ola’s getting at is just giving him proper credit. Who can use the scripts? Anyone. Can I give away or sell the scripts? Yes. For example, I know third party application vendors that bundle a modified version of Ola’s scripts in with their software, and they don’t…Read